Category: Tech & Science

U.S. DOJ will reportedly oppose T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite FCC nod

While the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appears likely to approve the proposed merger of third- and fourth-place wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, the Department of Justice is reportedly still leaning against approval due to unresolved antitrust concerns, Bloomberg reports. As it has potential impacts on both telecommunications and broader consumer competition, the $26.5 billion […]

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma boasts that China doesn’t have ‘rules and laws’ for the internet

Alibaba founder Jack Ma was greeted at the Viva Technology conference in Paris like a conquering hero. During an hour-long question-and-answer session on stage, however, he made some rather astonishing claims about the reasons China has succeeded in tech while berating Europeans for being obsessed with regulations. “We don’t have the rules and laws,” he […]

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IHS Markit: Cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and could grow to $2.5 billion by 2023

Cloud-based gaming is starting to heat up. In a new report from market research firm IHS Markit, cloud gaming earned $387 million in 2018, and the company predicts that number will balloon to $2.5 billion by 2023. The massive number helps put into perspective why the industry has seen a sudden surge in cloud gaming […]

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GamesBeat Summit 2019: 7 lightning talks in 39 minutes

Lightning round talks have been a staple at our GamesBeat Summit events for years. And at GamesBeat Summit 2019, we featured seven more talks with interesting speakers in the game business. The speakers included Niko Vuori, CEO of Drivetime; Ned Lerner, CEO of Hearo.Live; Randy Saaf, cofounder and CEO of Lucid Sight; Mike Wann, CEO […]

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Double Fine and Bandai Namco aren’t ending the world when Rad launches August 20

Developer Double Fine and publisher Bandai Namco announced today that Rad will launch on August 20 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. This is Double Fine’s first project with Bandai Namco, a leading publisher in Japan that also helps indie studios bring their games to market. Rad is an action role-playing game with […]

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Hearthstone is nerfing Rogue and Archivist Elysiana

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new wave of card nerfs that will be hitting Hearthstone on May 22. They will have a strong impact on the game’s most popular deck, Tempo Rogue, and the Rogue class in general. Hearthstone is the king of the digital card game world (although Magic: The Gathering Arena is starting […]

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